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Classroom pharmacogenetics, post-hospital medications, and post-brain-surgery drugs take top honors

Studies of pharmacogenetics testing of pharmacy students as a teaching tool, an improved system to resolve medication issues after patients go home from the hospital, and the prophylactic use of an antiseizure drug for brain surgery patients took top honors at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy 18th Annual Spring Research Seminar.

Stebbins, Cocohoba leading specialty drug study with Walgreens

So-called specialty drugs can represent lifesaving advances in the treatment of serious complex conditions, such as cancers, hepatitis C, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and inflammatory bowel disease. They can turn once routinely lethal diseases such as HIV and cystic fibrosis into manageable chronic conditions. They can address rare genetic conditions, such as hemophilia, or suppress immune rejection after organ transplants.

Kirsten Balano, PharmD

Balano
Assistant Professor

My clinical work is focused on HIV adherence, ambulatory care services, and health-care delivery systems, particularly within community health centers. As the North Bay Program Director and AIDS Education and Training Center faculty member, I am also interested in developing effective education and teaching strategies for developing clinical practice skills. These include motivational interviewing, adult learning theory, and interactive skill building workshops.